By Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon,Ana M. Martinez-Aleman,Mandy Savitz-Romer

Technology and Engagement is predicated on a four-year research of the way first iteration students use social media, geared toward bettering their transition to and engagement with their college. via internet know-how, together with social media websites, scholars have been greater in a position to retain shut ties with friends and family from domestic, in addition to interact extra with social and educational courses at their college. This ‘ecology of transition’ used to be very important in protecting the scholars curious about why they have been in collage, and helped them develop into extra built-in into the collage environment. by way of displaying the earnings in campus capital those first-generation students bought via social media, the authors supply concrete feedback for a way different universities and college-retention courses can make the most of the findings to extend their very own retention of first-generation students.  

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